Poplar Bluff schools placed on lockdown as officers look for armed, wanted man

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Poplar Bluff schools were placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon because officers were searching for a wanted man.

Police said they were searching for Andrew Millican in the wooded area near the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center. 

Millican is wanted in connection to a shoplifting investigation and has two active felony warrants for his arrest. 

Officers believe Millican is armed with a stolen gun. 

Police ask residents to avoid the area. 

The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution only. 

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